If you are based in Brentwood and the surrounding villages and are thinking of selling your home this month, we’ve put together some top tips to get you started. Brentwood based Estate Agents and all around the UK are currently receiving a significant amount of new listings as the property market continues to boom. Whilst it can seem difficult to get your head around, there are a few simple things to consider before you begin the process of selling your home.
Finding a reliable estate agent
A good estate agent will take the stress of moving home out of your hands. So how do you find one that you can trust to look after everything for you, whilst still achieving the best possible price. Whether you’re buying, selling, renting or letting, by choosing a Guild Member, you’ll benefit from our expertise and detailed area knowledge, combined with the fantastic service, making your home moving journey as swift and hassle-free as possible.
As exclusive members of The Guild Property Professionals and their extensive network, along with a London presence and our local expertise, we will ensure your property is marketed on a local, regional and national level providing you with an enviable advantage.
How does your location impact the sale?
Another thing to think about is how your location may affect the value of your property. Don’t be afraid to ask your estate agent what similar properties in your area have been selling for and how long they took to complete. This information may assist you when it comes to understanding what to expect from your own sales process.
Brentwood and the surrounding Villages consists of properties across various price ranges, including some of the most desirable properties in the county. There are many additional factors that could add value to any property. These include their proximity to the best local schools, areas with good shopping and entertainment links, as well as the safety of the location and the average crime rate.
Preparing your property for listing
There are some things that you can do, to prepare your home to be listed. The current housing market is still quite volatile and competitive at times, so ensuring that your property stands out from the crowd is essential.
Ensure that everything is clean and tidy – one of the most important things to do is ensure that your home is clean and tidy. Free up additional space by storing any unnecessary clutter safely out of sight until after the sale. Hoovering, carpet cleaning and a good tidy up will all help to elevate the look of your home, ready for your estate agent to shoot their marketing photography.
Tackle those last minute home maintenance jobs – have you been putting off some of the maintenance tasks around the home that could possibly put off prospective buyers? Now is the time to get them done.
Give dull areas a lick of paint – brighten up any dull or unloved areas with a fresh lick of budget friendly paint. This will help to showcase your property in the best possible light.
Questions to ask your estate agent
If you are selling your home in Brentwood, you will likely have some questions for your estate agent. Don’t be afraid to ask anything that you don’t fully understand. A good estate agent will walk you through every step of the process. Some initial first topics to cover include: fees, expected selling time, local house prices in the area and planned marketing techniques.